Canadian Urban Training Toronto Co-operative (CUT)
Organization profile published 1981

Publisher:  Canadian Urban Training Toronto Cooperative (CUT), Toronto, Canada
Year Published:  1981  
Resource Type:  Organization
Cx Number:  CX2249
Inactive/Defunct Organization
The CUT Toronto Co-operative was proposed by Canadian Urban Training Project national staff who hoped that a Toronto based group of people who had taken training with CUT would be interested in training others.

Abstract:  The CUT Toronto Co-operative was proposed by Canadian Urban Training Project national staff who hoped that a Toronto based group of people who had taken training with CUT would be interested in training others. This is part of a process of developing training resources that are based across the country rather than just in a Toronto "national" office. It is also partly the result of increasing demands for training and consulting on social issues both in the Toronto area and elsewhere in Canada.

Subsequently, a collective of CUT grads has taken over responsibility for training in the Toronto area, and other CUT-related locals are now offering training and consulting from Vancouver and Montreal. The basic action-training program is for church and community people who seek to be involved in social action for a more just and humane society. It involves a ten-day live-in course, plus a five day recall at a later date. The course design uses a ten-day live-in course, plus a five day recall at a later date. The course design uses an involvement/reflection method to a) develop ability to analyze critical social issues; b) acquire a deeper understanding of how power structures, systems and institutions affect communities; c) develop skills in identifying oppressive and liberating forces in contemporary society; enable the individual to develop action goals, plans of action and skill implementation; e) to increase competence in value and theological reflection. Other key contacts offering training are as follows: Action Training Collective, c/o Brian Tiexiera, 1955 W. Fourth Avenue, Vancouver, B.C. V6J 1M7, and institute de Research/Action, c/o John Lee, 188 St. Hubert Street, St, Jean, Quebec J3B 1[2. Names of contacts in other cities can be obtained by writing to the above address.

This organization no longer exists.
This abstract was published in the Connexions Digest in 1981.